Support Camp Twin Lakes with the Partners Card!

We are excited to celebrate one of Atlanta’s favorite traditions today  – the Partners Card!

For just $60, the Partners Card is a shopping pass that allows you to save 20% at over 400 Atlanta-area stores and restaurants – including simplyput.* now through November 4th, 2012. All proceeds from the Card benefit local non-profit organization, Camp Twin Lakes, an amazing place to celebrate life that helps renew the spirit of young children with cancer and their families. You may purchase the Partners Card by visiting us at simplyput.

 

And, join us tonight as we celebrate the launch of the Partners Card with a special Camp Twin Lakes Kick Off. We will be open for shopping until 7:00 pm so we hope you’ll join us to support this wonderful cause and get a head start on your holiday shopping and to place your holiday card order! Click here to see our array of holiday cards, or choose to do a custom order, too!

*Some restrictions apply. Offer not valid on wedding, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, or baby.

Journal therapy

I have always kept a journal.

Actually, I started writing in one when I was 13 (very rough patch for most pre-teen girls) and stopped shortly after discovering graphic design (21) as if designing became my new therapy.

I still give journals as gifts to friends going through hard times or for my friends’ pre-teen daughters and they always seem to make things better. Check out some of our favorite journals we’re carrying at the store.

Personal Playlist: The College Years

Certainly your college years are the ones that most shape your musical influence. Mine (’86-90) were most memorable, in my book.

What are your favorite tunes from the late ’80’s?

1. Widespread Panic – Space Wrangler

2. The Cure – Strange Girl

3. The Connells – Pawns

4. Bob Dylan – Forever Young

5. Grateful Dead – Looks Like Rain

6. Crosby Stills and Nash – Taken At All

7. David Bowie – Ashes to Ashes

8. Dire Straits – Romeo and Juliet

9. Joni Mitchell – Help

10. Blind Faith – Can’t Find My Way Home

Feels like football

Tailgates, touchdowns and a chill in the air – these are our favorites for fall!
1. Cheese Straws / 2. Striped straws / 3. Team Tervis Tumblers  4. Big Green Egg Mini  / 5. Three Sheets flask  / 6. 3Lab Perfect Sunscreen / 7. Jonathan Adler Melamine Tray / 8. Beer Making Kit, Everyday IPA / 9. Ray-Ban Caravan Sunglasses / 10. Bloody Mary Mix / 11. Custom tailgate napkins

Grilled cheese dreams

In college I had a grand plan to open a gourmet grilled cheese breakfast/lunch spot where I would offer grilled cheeses made of locally made cheeses and produce on house-made breads. Think havarti and grilled portebellos sandwiched between two thick slices of raisin walnut multi-grain bread.  There would also be four homemade soups on the menu, made of the season’s finest crop.

I obviously bagged the idea and went into graphic design – so imagine how excited I was when I came across this food truck on 30A (Seaside, Santa Rosa Beach, FL)! Check out the menu — pure perfection.

I’m inspired to add a grilled cheese night to our family’s menu plan…

Shout out to … Weiden and Kennedy

Weiden and Kennedy blows me away with their insane talent for turning an ordinary product (soap) into a 30 second emotional roller coaster ride. I have never cried so much during the Olympics in my life…